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Hearts of Oak
12th December 1917
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The events are being researched from original documents.
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Royal Navy Ships
HMS PARTRIDGE & HMS PELLEW
COMMANDER FULLERTON, LIVINGSTONE, TOKIO & LORD ALVERSTONE
and Merchant Ships
PETER WILLEMOES (Danish 1,825 tons) & NIKE (Swedish 1,834 tons)
CORDOVA (British 2,284 tons), BOLLSTA (Norwegian 1,701 tons),
KONG MAGNUS (Norwegian 1,101 tons), MARACAIBO (Danish (525 tons),
BOTHNIA (Swedish 1,723 tons) and TORLEIF (Swedish 867 tons)
HMS WOLVERINE & HMS ROSEMARY
North Sea Irish Coast
Including Trawlers AMADAVAT and BELUGA
Including HMS PELLEW, HMS WOLVERINE
CORDOVA, Trawlers RANTER and JOHN M SMART
Stoker 1st Class GEORGE COOK; 309277, H.M.S. Partridge : Messina Medal.
A photograph of him and his fellow crew
On the same day SS HALIFAX was lost.
Two other ships were lost to enemy action
SS LEONATUS (ex SCARSDALE) built 1903; 2099 tons;
was on voyage from Swansea to Lerwick, with a cargo of coal,
but was torpedoed by UC40 near Kirkabister Lighthouse.
SS CHARLESTON built 1908; 1866 tons;
was on voyage Cardiff to Berehaven, with a cargo of coal,
but she was captured by UB 65 and was
sunk with bombs in St George’s Channel, St Smalls;
two gunners were taken prisoner.
UB 65 in 1918 sunk herself with one of her own torpedoes.
SS NYANZA (Greenock) [P&O] built 1907; 6,695, tons
was attacked by submarines between the 9th and 12th December 1917 in the English Channel,
resulting in the death of NATHTHU KARIMUDDIN, Fireman, Indian Merchant Service
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